James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel set during the Civil War, while George Packer picked up the non-fiction award for his examination of contemporary America.
C.S. Lewis: His death on the same day as John F. Kennedy's assassination may have been overshadowed, but his literature continues to shine, selling in the millions 50 years later.
The British poet was recently honored by Alexander McCall Smith of 'The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' fame, in a volume titled 'What W.H. Auden Can Do for You.'